There are 36 million people around the world living with blindness. Almost 90% of these people live in developing countries.
Blindness means that children can’t go to school, providers can’t work to support their families, and older people lose their independence.
The good news is that four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be. This means we can do something to prevent, treat or manage their blindness.
This is a global challenge, but we know how to fix it.
Everybody – no matter who they are or where they live – has a right to sight. That world is within our reach. To make it a reality, we need a diverse, worldwide coalition of changemakers to join us.